SABC executives got a battering from parliament's standing committee on public accounts yesterday after admitting that poor vetting of procurement officials had contributed to the broadcaster losing R5.1-billion because of irregular and wasteful expenditure. The Scopa committee proposed that the Hawks investigate the affairs of the public broadcaster but its acting CEO, James Aguma, said he would prefer that the corporation's own investigators be given the job, with a deadline of May 31. “If fraud is found this will, of course, be handed over to the police‚” Aguma said.

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